In his writings, Berlioz frequently alludes to writings of Eschyle, and extensively to those of Racine, La Fontaine and Molière.
See for example: Les Soirées de l’Orchestre, Les Grotesques de la Musique, À Travers Chants and the Mémoires, and also in many of his articles in the Journal des Débats, among others.
Aeschylus [in French Eschyle], an ancient Greek tragedian
Eschyle (around 525 – 456 B.C.)
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Jean-Baptiste Racine (1639 – 1699)
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This undated engraving shows a scene from Racine’s Andromaque. It is reproduced here courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)
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Jean-Baptiste-Poquelin de Molière (1622-1673)
This engraving is by Benoît Audran (1698-1772), after a painting by Pierre Mignard (1612-1695). It is reproduced here courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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